Broadway Danny Rose

1984

Action / Comedy

58
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 84%
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 21127

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Woody Allen as Danny Rose
Mia Farrow as Tina Vitale
Ricky Schroder as Thanksgiving Parade Celebrity
Sammy Davis Jr. as Thanksgiving Parade's Grand Marshall
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dsanchez 10 / 10

Woody "Light"? Think Again...!

Upon my initial viewing of "Broadway Danny Rose" ("BDR," as I will refer to it henceforth) when it opened in theaters back in 1984, I recall being somewhat disappointed at this seemingly frothy, light-weight film. Sometimes it takes additional viewings to truly appreciate the fine line between "light-weight" and "subtle." Coming off of the brilliant, sorely underappreciated "Zelig" -- and my first disappointing Allen film, "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy" -- I approached BDR with high-hopes. I left the theater feeling let-down at it's slapstick approach, esp. after Allen's "new" direction towards "serious" cinema. (I'm a devotee of his "Annie Hall"/post-"Annie Hall" films, as opposed to his "earlier, funny films.") How wrong was I in thinking I had seen something frivolous and trivial!

The absolute beauty of BDR not only comes from (once again) Gordon Willis' inspired chiaroscuro use of black & white photography and framing, Allen's hand-picked jazz score, succinct editing and crafty art direction, but mostly from its marvelous cast of actors -- most esp. Mia Farrow's astounding, beautifully wrought and precise performance. Upon subsequent viewings, her character's soul literally exudes through the epidermis! On top of that, the so-called "slapstick," which initially I viewed askance, turned-out to be far subtler than its initial impact. The right-on performances by BDR's numerous sub-characters also proved to be far more meaningful and poignant then initially viewed.

And, that ending.... What an ending! It has got to be one of the most heartbreaking and romantic finale's in screen history! (I say this with no hyperbole.) I have seen BDR more than two-dozen times, and it has never failed to bring me to tears (as did "Annie Hall," "Manhattan" and, his subsequent, "Hannah and Her Sisters"). The start of the scene (with Farrow's character confronting a heartbroken Allen) is pure beauty and poetry. The finale of Allen running after Farrow through the wet and rough-n-tumble streets of New York, and his (inaudible) "forgiveness" in front of the delicatessen, is nothing less than magical!

In sum, sometimes it takes a different "perspective" in looking at a piece of art to realize that there's much more there than meets the eye. Sort of like Diane Keaton's character in "Manhattan," as she pontificated with much zeal over the "textural" qualities of the "steel cube." Only this time, no pontification is needed: "Broadway Danny Rose" is pure, unadulterated romance through and through! This is a "must-see." Enjoy!

Reviewed by christopher-underwood 6 / 10

no idea why Mia Farrow was dressed up to look like a female impersonator

I remembered little of this film from a previous viewing but was vaguely aware that I had been disappointed. Watching it again, I found it very hard to enjoy. I realise Woody Allen feels some empathy with the bunch of past it stand ups reminiscing in the diner but they mean nothing to me. Neither was I drawn or even amused at the list of Allen's clientele of failed has beens, one legged tap dancer, one armed juggler and all. I did find the New York and New Jersey location shooting attractive and did find the film picked up a bit towards the end. I enjoyed the little escapade with Allen and Farrow dodging through grasslands and crossing the Hudson but there was just too much or Allen fussing repeatedly with the same gestures and even dialogue. I also have no idea why Mia Farrow was dressed up to look like a female impersonator. She was supposed to be an attractive gangster's moll and here she is appallingly over dressed and over haired. Maybe it was suggested she show a bit of T&A and rebelled, being the contrary b**** we know she can be.

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 6 / 10

Cute Woody Allen flick

Woody Allen plays the title character, a manager of various small time performers. He hasn't helped them get them to Broadway yet, though, and most of his clients are pretty ridiculous. One of them asks Woody for a special favor: bring Mia Farrow, his mistress, to see his concert for good luck. But a couple of thugs show up and think Woody's her real boyfriend—and they're not happy about it!

Broadway Danny Rose isn't one of the go-to Woody Allen movies most people think of, but it's actually pretty cute and funny. Woody is pretty adorable in his hapless way, trying to appease everyone at the same time and unwittingly getting into trouble. Sometimes in other movies he overplays his hand or is a little too neurotic for his own good, but in this movie, he's in his prime. Mia Farrow looks beautiful in her curly blonde updo, heavy makeup, and darling clothes; with her thick New York accent and hardened attitude, she's completely different than she is in her other movies. If you like the films of the former sweethearts, you won't want to miss Broadway Danny Rose. Watch the trailer and see if you laugh; if you do, you'll probably like the full movie.

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